February 5th, 2007 - By Humuhumu

This post was originally made on Tiki Central.

No new hard drive yet, so Ooga-Mooga 2.0 is still waiting in the wings. But progress waits for no one, and so I’ve got a few swell new features in Ooga-Mooga. Call it Ooga-Mooga 1.5!

Salt & Pepper Shakers, and Serveware
Ooga-Mooga now holds salt & pepper shakers, and serveware (stuff like plates, creamers, compotes)! There’s a new Basic Template for Salt & Pepper shakers, and one for Serveware, and I’ve also created a bunch of templates for shakers, mostly vintage ones.

Trader Accounts — Favorite Tag
Trader Accounts are able to assign tags to their mugs, to help categorize and group their mugs. Now, something special happens with any mugs you tag “Favorite” — those favorite mugs will be the ones selected for your My Favorite Mug image (as seen in Fun Stuff). Now, with a Trader Account, your favorite mug can really be your favorite mug!

Statistics Page Now Painless
I tried loading the Statistics page the other day, and boy was it sloooooooow. There’s so much information in Ooga-Mooga now that it took a good minute to load. I restructured it, so now the Statistics are run once a day, instead of each time that page loads, and now it’s super-zippy. Click with no fear! They’re kinda fun, too: there are more than 10,000 mugs in Ooga-Mooga, in more than 250 collections!

Behind the Scenes – Backlog Cleared
I had a backlog of more than 8,000 images to be reviewed — whoa nelly! I review images to tag the ones that are representative (front views) vs. the non-representative ones (backs, sides, bottoms, group shots). I created a better way of reviewing images, and I was able to clear out my backlog. Whew! It’s much, much easier to review images now, so there shouldn’t be another backlog.

Hope these new features add to your Ooga-Mooga enjoyment.

Another neat milestone to note: we’re now up to over 2,000 templates in Ooga-Mooga! Many of these were added by Tiki-Kate — thanks again, Tiki-Kate!

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